Does Abdellah Taïa feel a contradiction between Islam and homosexuality?

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Abdellah Taïa: 'In Arab countries, homosexuality is a crime. This has to change'

"Taïa’s new film, Salvation Army, which follows a young gay man growing up in Morocco, is based on his own difficult upbringing. [...] Does he feel a contradiction between Islam and homosexuality? 'No contradiction. Faith is a personal question,' he said. 'There’s the official version of Islam, promoted by those in power who want to keep us in prison, and there’s the real faith. I am very much attached culturally to Islam, to the magnificent and inspiring poems written by Jalal ad-Din Rumi and Omar Khayyam, attached to Ibn Khaldun, to Averroes, to Islamic architecture.'"


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